Wimbledon 2013: Andy Murray v Tommy Robredo - LIVE! - Live coverage - The Independent

Wimbledon 2013: Andy Murray v Tommy Robredo - LIVE!

By Jack de Menezes
by Jack de Menezes on Jun 28, 2013 at 6:27 PM



Welcome to The Independent's live coverage of this third round match between Great British number one Andy Murray and 32nd seed Tommy Robredo of Spain as the two meet on Centre Court.

  • Andy Murray v Tommy Robredo wins 6-2 6-4 7-5
    • Murray takes a two set 6-2, 6-4 before taking final set 7-5 as he outclasses Robredo.
    • The British number one will face either Viktor Troicki or Mikhail Youzhny in the last 32
    6/28/2013 6:59:03 PM
  • Welcome to The Independent's coverage of the third round match between Andy Murray and Tommy Robredo at the All-England Tennis Club.
    6/28/2013 11:24:19 AM
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  • 6/28/2013 11:29:04 AM
  • Hello again, and welcome to our second live game of the day as Andy Murray takes on Tommy Robredo for a place in the last-32. Murray has been in good form so far this tournament, seeing-off Bejamin Becker and Yen-Hsun Lu, but Robredo should pose much stiffer opposition to the Brit.
    6/28/2013 4:22:39 PM
  • So let's take a closer look at the Spaniard. He is currently ranked 29th in the world, and comes into the tournament as the 32nd and final seed. He is 5 years Murray's elder at the age of 31, and he has 11 tour titles to his name. Head-to-head, he leads the Brit 3-2, so he currently has bragging rights over the world number 2.
    6/28/2013 4:26:27 PM
  • We might have a slight delay here, as the covers are back on as they re-close the roof. Shouldn't be too long though, perhaps 15 minutes at most.
    6/28/2013 4:27:24 PM
  • Andy looking relaxed...Fans on 'Murray Mount' show their support for the Brit

    6/28/2013 4:29:18 PM
  • So what did everyone think of Laura Robson's victory earlier? Impressed? Can she go all the way and win the title? Let us know what you think by clicking the 'Make a comment' button.
    6/28/2013 4:32:59 PM
  • Anyone been to Wimbledon's newly rebranded store 'Murrisons'?

    6/28/2013 4:33:58 PM
  • Serena Williams has a formidable record for any female - or indeed male - competitor willing to take her on. But then Andy Murray's hardly unseeded either, rated number 2 by the ATP, as the prospect of a match between the two, begun as a joke, begins to look a touch more real
    What do you think about a potential match between Murray and Serena WIlliams, AND now Novak Djokovic v Maria Sharapova? Find out more about the matches HERE
    6/28/2013 4:39:33 PM
  • How's that? Andrew Strauss, Sir Geoffrey Boycott and Alistair Cook are present in the Royal Box here as the current and former England cricket captain's enjoy their time off

    6/28/2013 4:43:34 PM
  • Let's have a look at how you have voted so far: Just over half of you think that it'll be a straight-sets victory, with little-to-no hope for Robredo. Interesting...Do we have any Spaniard's following today? Or even a few English that may not be supporting Murray - dare I say it?
    6/28/2013 4:47:28 PM
  • The player's are out, and it's a huge cheer from the crowd to lift Murray from the start. They're already warming up, so we should be away pretty soon.
    6/28/2013 4:48:23 PM
  • Twitter is flooded with Andy Murray tweets, and it seems we have a comedian watching too...


    6/28/2013 4:51:57 PM
  • Right then, here we go. Murray bidding for another victory, while Robredo is looking for a first visit to the fourth round. Robredo to serve, AND WE'RE OFF!
    6/28/2013 4:56:11 PM
  • Murray v Robredo*: 0-1
    Robredo starts with an ace - a lightning start from the Spaniard. Murray shows a bit of early life but Robredo takes the first game easily. Some big serves from the get-go. What can Murray do in reply?
    6/28/2013 4:58:10 PM
  • *Murray v Robredo: 1-1

    Murray gets his serve working, shooting out to a 30-0 as he stretches Robredo's return. An unforced error there from Murray as he hits it wide to the left, but he lands his first winner with a nice forehand to the right of the court. We end the game with our first meaningful rally, and Murray takes it to level.

    6/28/2013 5:00:51 PM
  • Murray v Robredo*: 2-1

    Scratch that. Now we get a real rally, with both players doing a lot of running early on. Murray wins the point when Robredo hit's it long, but he doesn't challenge - he should have, about half the ball was in. Robredo looks to be attacking Murray with his serve, and the Brit is already shaking his head and muttering away. Panic stations already? Not quite, Murray fights back to deuce, but hands Robredo the advantage by returning the next serve long. Murray fights back for 2nd deuce, and then gets his opponent running side-to-side before he hits wide, handing Murray his first break-point which he duly takes ad Robredo hits into the net

    6/28/2013 5:08:15 PM
  • Murray doesn't appear to be running a lot, letting his shots do the work as he keeps Robredo on the move. At this rate, the Spaniard will run out of gas sooner rather than later.
    6/28/2013 5:09:48 PM
  • *Murray v Robredo: 3-1

    Murray makes light work of the fourth game, finishing it with a lovely volley that Robredo can only watch go by. All going to plan here...so far.

    6/28/2013 5:12:06 PM
  • Murray v Robredo*: 4-1

    The first time we see one of Murray's defensive lobs that just sneaks in, but Robredo attacks putting pace on the ball and Murray hits a backhand long down the line. Murray replies with a drilled shot down the centre of the court, and Robredo put's the next point into the net for deuce. He then hits another winner to move to advantage, but Robredo produces a rifling forehad to level it back up. Murray responds and shows his power with the backhand for his second break-point of the game, and he nails it again when Robredo goes long. First set slipping from Robredo here.

    6/28/2013 5:17:22 PM
  • *Murray v Robredo: 4-2

    The two player's rush to the net, with Robredo's volley return just eclipsing Murray's for 0-30. Murray then hits into the net, and Robredo has three break-points out of nowhere. His wastes the first as he sprints across court but snaps his shot into the net, but Murray mis-judges a shot and puts it into the net. Robredo breaks back, but he'll need another to level.

    6/28/2013 5:22:47 PM
  • Murray v Robredo*: 5-2

    Murray goes down the line as he chases one to get the crowd excited, but it travels too far. However, Robredo does him a favour and slices a shot long, before he pulls a point back when Murray finds the net. Another strong shot from Murray - this time down the left - brings him break-point again, and Robredo finds the net to give Murray his third break of serve, and mean he'll serve for the first set.

    6/28/2013 5:26:15 PM
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  • *Murray v Robredo: 6-2

    MURRAY WINS THE FIRST SET - Robredo just clips the net as his shot struggles to make it over, but it does, and Murray can't return the favour as his attempt drops short. Murray then slices a backhand down the line which looks far too wide, but it somehow finds the line and he has set-point. It takes him just one attempt as Robredo fails to return his serve and Murray leads 1 set to nil.

    6/28/2013 5:31:22 PM
  • Murray's physio's Jez Green and Matt Little may have enjoyed that set a bit too much...

    6/28/2013 5:33:37 PM
  • Murray v Robredo*: 1-0; 1-0

    Murray stays on the attack and he has his first break-point of the second set immediately. Robredo doesn't find the chalk dust and Murray breaks Robredo's serve in the first game of the set. Is Robredo just playing for the comeback once again? Probably not.

    6/28/2013 5:37:06 PM
  • *Murray v Robredo: 1-0; 2-0
    Murray launches a lovely forehand that finds the far-right corner, and on the next point Robredo just slips on the return and is unable to get re-set for the next shot. Murray follows it up with another winner to take the love-game.
    6/28/2013 5:39:07 PM
  • Murray v Robredo*: 1-0; 2-1
    Murray hits one long, and just has a quick look at his trainers - not another slipping story in the making?! Robredo lands his second ace - his first came in the very first point - and he wins the game to hold his serve for just the second game.
    6/28/2013 5:41:27 PM
  • *Murray v Robredo: 1-0; 3-1
    Lightning quick reactions from the Brit, and he gives Robredo no time on the ball to force another error. Murray's in a bit of a hurry here, and he sees the game out with an ace.
    6/28/2013 5:44:16 PM
  • Murray v Robredo*: 1-0; 3-2
    A first sign of a slip from Murray, as he hits into the net and immediately glares at the turf. He then just stands and watches as a Robredo lob is long, before smashing another straight bullet down the left line. Robredo responds though for deuce as Murray has his first real sprint from side-to-side, and we're back-and-forth from advantage to deuce so often I'm losing count. By my count we're on our 4th deuce, and Murray has a chance to win advantage but somehow puts it int the net, much to the crowds shock. Robredo finally wins the point when Murray mis-judges a leave. A long one that game.
    6/28/2013 5:52:10 PM
  • It's what we're all thinking...

    6/28/2013 5:53:03 PM
  • Claire's up for it...
    So's Adam...

    6/28/2013 5:55:00 PM
  • *Murray v Robredo: 1-0; 4-2
    Murray takes the game comfortably with the unforced errors starting to mount up for Robredo. His head appears to be dropping a little and a number of his shots aren't finding the court, much to his dismay.
    6/28/2013 5:57:22 PM
  • Murray v Robredo*: 1-0; 4-3
    Robredo holds serve and if he's going to get back into the game, he'll need some more of that. Murray still looks calm though, despite Robredo looking better in that game, and it may just spring some life into his challenge.
    6/28/2013 5:59:42 PM
  • *Murray v Robredo: 1-0; 5-3
    An overhead volley leaves Robredo in no-mans land as Murray smashes the ball hard into the court, but Robredo's return of the next serve is a beauty and get's him into the game. Murray replies with an ace - a bit of an 'ave that' coming from the Brit - and he goes back to his trusty left-side back hand to win the next point. Robredo fights back to deuce, but the British number one sees out the game to move within one game of a 2-set lead.
    6/28/2013 6:04:48 PM
  • Murray v Robredo*: 1-0; 5-4
    The Scot shows off his superior shot selection with a lovely running backhand down the left line, but he over-runs the next point to allow Robredo a chance. Robredo shows his heart and Murray's forehand is long - thankfully for the Spaniard - but Murray levels to deuce straight away. The 32 seed then produces a rocket of a serve that Murray gets onto the end of, but I think that one landed outside the stadium.
    6/28/2013 6:09:42 PM
  • *Murray v Robredo: 2-0;
    MURRAY WINS THE SECOND SET - Murray lands another ace to extend the lead, but Robredo's not done yet as Murray's mis-hits a forehand long.  The Spaniard returns the favour though and Murray has set-point... Hold your horses, another mis-hit brings up deuce, and Robredo responds with a cross-court beauty to earn a break-point. Murray responds though, smashing a venomous shot beyond Robredo, and an unforced error sees Murray convert for the a two set lead.

    6/28/2013 6:16:26 PM
  • One Murray Maniac spots the missing ball from Robredo's serve as it leaves the SW19 postcode...

    6/28/2013 6:18:22 PM
  • Murray v Robredo*: 2-0; 0-1
    Robredo fights back well to hold the first game of the third set quite convincingly. If he's going to spur back into life in this match, it needs to be now...

    6/28/2013 6:20:31 PM
  • *Murray v Robredo: 2-0; 1-1
    He's kicking on here, holding serve to 15 as Robredo hits long yet again. He hasn't played that badly, but this is Murray on top form today.
    6/28/2013 6:24:24 PM
  • Murray v Robredo*: 2-0; 1-2
    Robredo takes to the floor to get his return away, but he's rewarded as he wins the point, and he follows it with an ace. He see's out the game with ease, is this the start of the comeback? Hold on to your chairs guys...
    6/28/2013 6:26:33 PM
  • Air Robredo: The Spaniard takes off as he tries in vain to return Murray's serve

    6/28/2013 6:28:05 PM
  • *Murray v Robredo: 2-0; 2-2 
    Murray comes in for another volley winner, with Robredo struggling to keep up in this game. Another winner is followed by an absolute howler from Robredo, the ball disappearing into the crowd, and Murray holds serve.
    6/28/2013 6:31:09 PM
  • Murray v Robredo*: 2-0; 2-3
    Robredo actually has more forehand winners than Murray, but the record of 12-8 doesn't reflect the scoreboard. Nevertheless, he's still fighting, and he holds his serve again to 30 as he starts to find his rhythm. 
    6/28/2013 6:34:24 PM
  • Seems as though play will restart on the outside courts, so we may have one or two more result coming in the next hour or so.
    6/28/2013 6:36:39 PM
  • *Murray v Robredo: 2-0; 3-3
    Two more un-returned serves and Murray easily takes the sixth game of the set. Robredo's not lying down, but it's hard to see where Murray will go wrong at the moment.
    6/28/2013 6:38:10 PM
  • Murray v Robredo*: 2-0; 3-4 
    The Spaniard motors through the game to keep the pressure on Murray. Will the Brit show any signs of cracking? Not as yet, but there's still time.
    6/28/2013 6:41:26 PM
  • *Murray v Robredo: 2-0; 4-4 
    Now that was strange. Robredo launches the upwards and stops to geture his disbelief, before realising that it was in and the ball is hurtling back towards him. That quickly took the smile off his face! Either way, Murray isn't cracking, and he holds serve again,
    6/28/2013 6:43:53 PM
  • Murray v Robredo*: 2-0; 4-5
    Murray has a whack at his shoes as he has a little slip, but it's nothing to worry about. Robredo again holds his serve to 15 finishing with an ace. This set has all the hallmarks of a tie-break coming up...

    6/28/2013 6:46:39 PM
  • *Murray v Robredo*: 2-0; 5-5 
    With Murray serving to stay in the set, Robredo astonishingly gives up the first point, walking across to take the next serve before Murray's even hit the winner. I think he expects a tie-break too by the look of things. Needless to say, Murray serves-out the love-game and we're still level.
    6/28/2013 6:49:39 PM
  • *Murray v Robredo*: 2-0; 6-5
    The Spaniard hits a beauty of a cross-court backhand, but Murray challenges the call to no avail. Robredo goes on the attack, but it's crucially ruled out and we're at 30-30. Murray comes to the net again and a sublime volley finds the line and earns a break-point, WHICH HE TAKES. Robredo hits into the net, and he'll serve for the match.
    6/28/2013 6:53:29 PM
  • You can feel it coming...


    6/28/2013 6:54:51 PM
  • *Murray v Robredo: 3-0
    ANDY MURRAY THROUGH TO THE LAST 32: The game starts of with a net deflection, and Robredo sprints onto Murrays side to try and save the point, but it doesn't work. A Murray ace takes us to 30-0, and he smashes a forehand winner to give him three match-points. Woah! Robredo hit's a beaut past Murray, but is it enough? No! Robredo hits into the net and the crowd burst into celebration as Murray wins!
    6/28/2013 6:57:32 PM
  • An impressive and assured performance from the world number two sees him record his third straight-sets victory of the week. Robredo didn't put up quite the fight some tennis fans had hoped, but Murray was in a class of his own today.
    6/28/2013 7:01:05 PM
  • He'll meet the winner of Viktor Troicki or Mikhail Youzhny who are due to be in action tomorrow. The further he goes though, the more everyone will mention 2013 Wimbledon champion and Andy Murray in the same sentance.
    6/28/2013 7:02:37 PM
  • Well that's all from me today. I hope you've enjoyed our live coverage of both Andy Murray's and Laura Robson's Wimbledon triumphs, and you can keep up-to-date with their next matches as we continue our live coverage in the round of 32. Thanks for joining me and I'll see you then.
    6/28/2013 7:18:38 PM
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